Capturing The Value You Create

“Creating value is not enough—you also need to capture some of the value you create.”— Peter Thiel, Zero to OneThere is a difference between the value you create and the value you capture. If you only create value you won’t be able to make a living. If you…

How to Take Calculated Risks

In this episode I talk about risk taking. Specifically how to be smart about it. I tell you how to take calculated risks, and still win big.This is proven technique that almost all entrepreneurs, businessmen, standup comedians, and creative companies have used to get what they want in life…

A Better Way of Saying, “I Don’t Know”

“I begin to speak only when I’m certain what I’ll say isn’t better left unsaid.”— CatoIt’s better to stay quiet than blabber endlessly without any logic or coherence. I’m a big proponent of saying, “I don’t know,” whenever I’m forced to play outside…

15 Typical Life Problems We Face, Part 1

In this video series I talk about 15 typical life problems we all face, and also how to address them. Especially if you want more clear thoughts, and less anxiety in life. I’m sure we all want that.In fact, these problems are so common that almost all of…

The High-Ground Manoeuvre: A Better Tactic to Justify Your Position

“Koi desh perfect nahi hota. Use perfect banana padta hai.”— Rang De BasantiFlipkart is the Indian version of Amazon. Back in 2014, Flipkart had its first Big Billion Day—its biggest ever sale day on October, 6th. People were thrilled, excited, and exuberant.Unfortunately, the traffic was way more than…

The Myth of Multitasking: Why Fewer Priorities Lead to Better Work

We are capable of doing two things at the same time. It is possible, for example, to watch TV while cooking dinner, or to answer an email while talking on the phone.What is impossible, however, is concentrating on two tasks at once. Multitasking forces your brain to switch back…

Two Ways to Win. No Way to Lose.

Back when I was in college, I was fascinated by the billionaire college dropouts like Bill Gates, and Steve Jobs.I was foolish enough to contemplate dropping out of college myself. I actually thought that it would be cool. Tomorrow when I start a business and it becomes successful, it…

Why You Should Stop Trying to Follow Your Passion

You often hear advice from successful people that you should follow your passion. That sounds perfectly reasonable the first time you hear it. Passion is very likely to give you high energy, high resistance to rejection, and high determination as well. Passionate people are more persuasive, too.But, hear me…

A Short Introduction to Behavioural Philosophy

“Take the situation in which you have a lot to lose and little to gain. If an additional quantity of wealth, say, a thousand Phoenician shekels, would not benefit you, but you would feel great harm from the loss of an equivalent amount, you have an asymmetry. And it is…

Understanding Coca-Cola’s Brand Strategy Using Pavlovian Conditioning

In 1897, the Russian scientist Ivan Pavlov was studying the digestive system of dogs when he observed that a stimulus unrelated to food made the dogs salivate.In one experiment he rang a bell just before giving food to the dog. He repeated this several times until the dog salivated…